Cancer Research Funding Press Releases

July 12, 2018

House Committee Votes to Increase Medical Research Funding

The House Appropriations Committee approved its FY 2019 spending bill including a $1.25 billion funding increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and a $171 million funding boost for the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The bill also preserves funding for the CDC and Office on Smoking and Health (OSH)

May 16, 2018

Local Cancer Advocate Travels to Washington, D.C., to Urge Congress to Fund Research, Prevention

American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network volunteer Courtney Hurtig, of Overland Park, joined more than 100 other cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, physicians and researchers in Washington, D.C., this week to urge lawmakers to make fighting cancer a top national priority. These advocates united as part of the 19th annual One Voice Against Cancer lobby day to request cancer research funding at the National Cancer Institute and National Institutes of Health.